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SKS365: BEPI PEZZULLI NAMED NEW GENERAL LEGAL COUNSEL

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After a long international experience in finance, tech, and media, Pezzulli will coordinate the activities of the Italian legal team activity to support the company’s management

SKS365, one among the leading operators in the Italian betting market, announced the appointment of Bepi Pezzulli as new General Counsel.

Lawyer, Solicitor in London and Attorney at Law in New York, he brings with him a long international experience both in Europe and the United States in areas such as finance, tech and media. Pezzulli will manage the activities of SKS365 legal department as strategic advisor reporting to the management team and board. “SKS365 is a cutting-edge company. Here the legal function has the mission to contribute to operating efficiency. As General Legal Counsel I will have the opportunity to demonstrate that legal, compliance and business ethics produce value for shareholders” commented Pezzulli.

An exciting year awaits all of us here at SKS365 and it is with great pleasure that I welcome, on behalf of the entire company, Bepi Pezzulli – commented Francesco Gaziano, SKS365 Chief Marketing OfficerHe brings a wealth of experience, both from a legal and a commercial point of view, which will prove invaluable for the new company course.

The arrival of Pezzulli is one of the many hits scored by the new SKS365. With the recent launch of the new brand identity, it confirms itself at the center of a path of evolution that invests all areas of society, and which contribute to place it among the most dependable operators in the Italian market.

SKS365 is one of the main players in the international betting and gaming industry. The Company is also present in the Italian online and retail market through SKS365 Malta Limited (holder of concession license n° GAD15242 and physical retail network concession n° 72002 and 4584).

Through the brand planetwin365 the Company offers elevated security standards and a diversified gaming experience to its customers both online, with planetwin365.it, and offline through a retail network that holds more than 800 planetwin365 shops throughout the Italian territory.

“Il nostro gioco è di un altro pianeta” is the claim that aims at underlining the positioning of the Company as the operator with the widest range of bets available on the Italian market, the one with the richest and updated betting schedule and innovative tools such as the “market movers”, which monitor the trend of shares. The brand, planetwin365, is close to all the customers especially those with the passion for football and overall sports in general. Customers can choose from more than 100 types of bets, around 330 live events each day and over 5000 pre-games every week. The offer is also available via mobile app for iOS and Android.

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Melco Appoints Grant Johnson as New Head of City of Dreams Mediterranean and Cyprus Casinos

Niji Narayan

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Melco Resorts and Entertainment has promoted Grant Johnson as the Senior Vice President and Property General Manager of City of Dreams Mediterranean and Cyprus Casinos “C2”. Johnson will report to Evan Andrew Winkler, President of Melco.

Johnson is responsible for the continued development of the upcoming City of Dreams Mediterranean which will be the largest Integrated Resort (IR) in Europe and the management and operations of Cyprus Casinos. Mr. Craig Ballantyne, Property President of City of Dreams Mediterranean and Cyprus Casinos, retired on April 1.

“Congratulations to Grant Johnson on his new appointment. With his proven track record of delivering growth for the company I am confident that we can continue pushing boundaries as a global leader in innovative luxury entertainment offerings. This promotion represents Melco’s commitment to internal career opportunities. I also wish to thank Mr. Craig Ballantyne for his outstanding service to Melco as Property President of City of Dreams Mediterranean and Cyprus Casinos and wish him the very best for his retirement,” Lawrence Ho, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Melco, said.

Prior to this promotion, Johnson was SVP, Casino Sales, Marketing & Operations at Studio City in Macau, and previously was SVP, Casino Sales & Marketing for Altira Macau and Mocha Clubs. Prior to this, Johnson handled various non-gaming marketing roles throughout Melco properties in Macau. Johnson began his career with Melco in 2011.

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Cyprus Parliament Begins Discussions on Sports Betting Law Amendment

Niji Narayan

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The Cyprus parliament has begun discussions on amending the nation’s Sports Betting Law.

One of the proposed changes to the sports betting law includes the utilisation of a percentage of all tax revenue generated from betting to support, educate and medically treat footballers across all levels in Cyprus.

More specifically, the amendment proposes that 0.3% of all income stemming from sports betting is funnelled into the programmes of professional players’ union PASP. These programmes include helping football players’ mental health.

PASP’s programmes also support the Red Button initiative, which aims to immediately detect fixed matches, as well as providing education and support to PASP members through college scholarships, specialised training, and more.

These programmes are beneficial to the entirety of Cypriot football, including players themselves, clubs, the Cyprus Football Association and all other bodies involved in the sport.

“We salute this proposal put forth at the House of Representatives which has finally triggered a discussion after a period of three years. We are certain that the relevant officials will decide what’s best for the common good of Cypriot sports,” Spyros Neofytides, executive president of PASP, said.

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Melco Reopens Four Cyprus Casinos

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Melco Resorts has reopened four of its Cyprus casinos on June 13 after a three-month closure due to COVID-19.

The casinos in Limassol, Nicosia and Paphos reopened at 7 am while the satellite casino in Ayia Napa reopened at 3 pm. Restaurant tables have been arranged to ensure the necessary social distancing between guests.

C2 Limassol, C2 Nicosia and C2 Paphos will open 24/7. C2 Ayia Napa will be open from 3 pm to 6 am daily. C2 Larnaca, previously located within the premises of the Larnaca International Airport, will reopen once it moves to a new location.

Gaming table capacity has been restricted to three guests per table, while every second slot machine will be deactivated to allow a safe distance between guests. Moreover, smoking will not be allowed at gaming tables and slot machines, but will be permitted within designated areas.

“The health and safety of guests and colleagues are our top priority. C2 has prepared a comprehensive series of hygiene measures to safeguard the health and comfort of guests and colleagues throughout the casinos. It is our belief that the casinos’ reopening will not only contribute to strengthening the tourism industry, but also the recovery of the local economy. We look forward to welcoming back our guests and employees to C2,” Ms. Devi Kerr, Vice President, Gaming Operations of Cyprus Casinos, said.

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